“Our Body, Our Choice!” Porn Stars Protest Use Of Condoms



About 100 adult film performers and their supporters held a protest in Hollywood on Monday to voice their opposition to a state ballot initiative they say would result in lawsuits and harassment against them.

Holding up signs that read “Our body our choice,” among others, performers gathered on Sunset Boulevard outside the office of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the main proponent of Proposition 60, a ballot initiative that if passed on Nov. 8 would enforce the use of condoms on all adult film production sites across California. Performers urged the public to vote no on Proposition 60 and demanded to speak to Michael Weinstein, president of AHF. [DAILYNEWS]

There is major pushback in the adult industry because many believe it violates the performer’s right to choose and will push pornography into the black market, making it less safe.

Industry leaders also suggested the bill could lead to several lawsuits and might even be a catalyst for harassment of producers and performers.

“Prop 60 isn’t a public health measure, it’s a public harassment measure for adult performers. If we have to block access to California in order to protect the performers who work with us, that’s what we’ll do,” Kink spokesman Mike Stabile told Vocativ. “And should this initiative pass, it’s something we’ll be looking at doing in California on a permanent basis after Nov. 8.”

For Adult Industry Responsibility committee, an advocacy group that supports the bill, argued Prop 60 will ensure porn stars have the same protections “construction workers, farmworkers, and nurses already enjoy.”
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